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  • Spanish Texas: Legend & Legacy September 24, 2016
    The history of Texas as a unique blend of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and Anglo-American traditions will be the focus of this exhibition spanning all three floors of The Grace Museum.
  • Charlie Hukill's 'The Best Deal' August 13, 2016
    A new series of oil paintings that expresses the relationship between humans and their dogs. The arrangement with dogs has been described as 'the best deal humans ever struck.' We give a dog our leftover time, leftover food, and leftover love, and in return, the dog gives us everything.
  • Sculpture+Paintings by Danville Chadbourne August 9, 2016
    Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Danville Chadbourne works in range of materials and formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and distinctive vision, often evoking the artifacts of an unknown culture.
  • Sincerely, Mark Teague June 9, 2016
    Mark Teague has been writing and illustrating children’s books for more than 25 years. The retrospective organized by the NCCIL features over 100 pieces of artwork including the award winning LaRue series and the How Do Dinosaurs? books. Mark Teague likes to find humor in the everyday events of childhood. Having never taken an art […]

DRI Pumpkin Patch



If you can’t tell by the weather today, the season of colorful leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, chilly afternoons, all things football, and, best of all, theDisability Resources, Inc. pumpkin patch are all finally here! Don’t miss out on some of the best pumpkins in town that benefits such a wonderful cause. Remember, admission is free and pumpkin purchases will range anywhere from $.50-$50. This sweet pumpkin patch open for the whole month of October!

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Happy fall, y’all!

Action Zone Champions Classic 2016

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Sports Alliance is proud to announce the line-up for the 12th annual Action Zone Champions Classic. The Classic is promoted by the Abilene Sports Alliance, a committee under the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Sports Alliance was formed to increase the economic impact in the Abilene community through sporting events. In addition, another goal is to raise money for scholarships awarded each year to graduating seniors from each of the local high schools. Over a decade later the Classic is now their signature event. “So many great memories have been made with the matchups we’ve had each year,” Doug McIntyre, Sports Alliance Chair said. “Yes, the football has been legendary and we are proud that our Classic has become a nationally recognized, respected event, but we remain steadfast in our goal to help local high school athletes pursue higher education.” To date $100,000 has been awarded in scholarships to high school graduates. The line-up for the Classic promises more authentic West Texas football with high quality teams taking the field at Shotwell August 25-27. The first game kicks off at 7:30 pm Thursday between Hamlin and Anson, Friday, at 7:30 pm Cooper will take on Keller, and the final game in the Classic is a six man match up between Abilene Christian High and Weatherford Christian Saturday at 6 pm. Players and fans from each area will pour into Abilene to see the games. The ACVB estimates that close to $115,000 will be pumped into the Abilene economy because of the Action Zone Championship Classic. The ACVB and the Sport Alliance encourage the public to attend the games and cheer on local teams to support the event. “Abilene is known throughout the state for tremendous football, but also our gracious southern hospitality,” Debi Schultz, Sales Director for the ACVB. “By coming out to these games we show our guests that we appreciate their business in our community.” The Action Zone Champions Classic games are included in season tickets; prices vary by game at the gate.

New Giraffe Live Feed!

The Abilene Zoo is now providing a live feed so you can watch these not so little guys grow 24/7! To watch visit…/ktxs-and-abilene-zoo-launch-…/43484720



Welcome to Abilene bull riders!

Today we would like to give a huge Abilene welcome to the Youth Bull Riders World Finals! The bull riders will be here from the 3rd to the 6th boosting the economy by approximately $792,000! Kids from ages 4-19 will be competing in this event located at the Taylor County Expo Center focusing on raising awareness for youth bull riding! So grab your boots and make your way over to support these kiddos by showing them what a true Abilene ‘Howdy’ actually is!13920093_10153604953912653_2777297257733589995_o


Abilene welcomes the Texas State 4-H Horse Show this weekend! Come to the @taylorcoexpo to see for yourself why these contestants bring in around $1,656,000 into our economy each year! All is free and open to the public so put your boots on and support this fantastic group!



Tour de Gap

Join us for the 34th annual Tour de Gap! Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills of Buffalo Gap, Texas, relax at the pavilion area, enjoy the food and raffles! All proceed from this event benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization!

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Back Yard Market!

Shop with local vendors all morning and afternoon at the Backyard Market on July 28th at the 23 Junk Street!! Then come back later that night to enjoy live music and food trucks!

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The Grace After Dark!

Enjoy screenings of different award winning films from around the world at The Grace After Dark event this Thursday, July 14th! Food trucks will be located outside The Grace Museum from 6:30-8 pm. This outdoor night of films and fun is one you won’t want to miss. Limit: first 100 people only.13614933_10153548215937653_4076716296814995020_n(1)

Some like it HOT!

Join us, July 14th, for the “Some like it HOT” Art Walk!! Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you!

4th of July Westex Connect Spectacular!

Celebrate the 4th at the Annual Westex Connect 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Gates open at 2 pm with live music by Julia Hatfield, Will Clark Band,Clay Mobley Music and more! Enjoy a BBQ dinner, a children’s firework show and the main event: the fireworks spectacular! #visitabilene #4thofjuly#homeofthefreebecauseofthebrave

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